A Closer Look at the OU Guard Recruits

The Sooners lost a ton of talent at several positions in guards Willie Warren and Tommy Mason-Griffin as well as forward Tiny Gallon to the NBA Draft, but they have picked up some quality guys on the recruiting trail, and so here's the first part of a two-part series detailing some of the newcomers to the program.

First, Sooners Illustrated will highlight the guards.

T.J. TaylorRanked as the 28th best player and a three-star recruit, Taylor is a 6-foot-3, 200 lb. shooting guard from Denison High School in Denison, Texas that scored 27.1 points per game in his senior year to go along with 6.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.0 steals per contest. Taylor proved he could score at will, and expect him to be a scorer within OU's offense.

Calvin NewellThis 6-foot, 180 lb. point guard from Charlotte, N.C., averaged 26.1 points per game as a star for his squad at Evelyn Mack Learning Center Academy. He's quick, has great handles and clearly has no problem racking up points either.

Carl BlairBlair, a 6-foot-2 point guard, didn't quite find his spot with New Orleans University last year, although he started 29 games and even posted a triple double in one contest with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists against Houston Baptist. He produced 9.2 points, 4.4 boards and 3.7 assists per game.

Check here for the second part of the series, a breakdown of how the recruits at the forward and center positions did in 2009-10.

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